Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Ferocactus stainesii

Ferocactus pilosus

Ferocactus stainesii is an imposing cactus that eventually grows into a robust clump of chunky columns

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Ferocactus stainesii is an imposing cactus that eventually grows into a robust clump of chunky columns. Each can reach 3m and 50cm in width, with 12-20 ribs, and a mature plant can consist of a dozen columns. Each rib is studded along its length by clusters of sharp, cruved bright pink-red spines, giving the plant a pinky haze when viewd at a distance. In summer older plants wil produce a ring of burnt-orange flowers around the top. This is an easy care pot plant for the summer patio or nestled in between hardy plants in the arid garden, needing just a dry frost-free winter rest.

Ferocactus stainesii Identification Sheet

Central Mexico
Species / Cultivar
Ferocactus pilosus
Full sun, dry, well-drained soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
Hardy to -5C if dry
Skill level

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
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